S0 hiya everyone, as you all know I’m the owner of a Galaxy S2….what you don’t know is that it's not only great for business and socialising it’s also great for keeping up with your latest sports too!
Firstly a nice app that I've found on the Android market is one that measures your heart rate…it’s very clever how it works which I'll explain in a moment!
Here is the home screen of the app, from start up it instructs you to cover the camera lens with your finger (it also helps to hold your finger and phone towards a light source when doing this) it then detects the minor changes in light passing through your finger as blood pulses through it. How clever?! This app is ace if your doing exercise and cant afford a dedicated heart rate monitor. It also allows you to save each measurement that you take and also share it with your social networks if you like. Hence you can keep track of your heart rate and your fitness level with it!
The next app that I’ve found is very relevant to my sport! I practice fencing as a hobby and as anyone can tell you when swords are flying everywhere and you’re refereeing a match often it is easy to lose track of how many hits each fencer has landed. This where the fencing scorekeeper comes in!
On this screen you can see that it incorporates a stopwatch and also a touch counter (which is highly useful!)
You can also set how long the match is going to be (i.e how many ‘touches’)
If anyone is a bit naughty then there is also a facility to issue cards to each fencer, with points being added automatically when a card is shown.
Finally the app shows when the pre-set number of touches has been reached and shows this screen which displays the score and which fencer won very clearly.
But of course the fun doesn’t stop there, with a touch of a button the app is ready to record the scores for the next fight!